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Simple cocoa oatmeal date cookies (sugar free, glu...

Why mess with perfection? “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” has a lot of merit, especially when it comes to saving yourself from grief over wasted time. When the “fixing” is more along the lines of healthy snacks and creative play, on the other hand…variety is the spice of life. Why the adage adoration today? I really can’t tell you why my brain is bouncing from one cliche to...

Recipe Roundup!

So a whole bunch of recipes for Ancient Harvest have been posted, and I haven’t had time to share the links! Rather than let this become like the email that doesn’t ever get sent because it’s not thorough enough though, I’m taking the  approach that a text is better than silence. Here you go, quick links, a little description: Kale, fennel and citrus quinoa salad: If you haven’t tried roasted...

Baking together: quick & easy take on Wacky a...

I’m worried I’ve been a little bit of a downer lately on this blog. Eventually, each post gets around to being uplifting–or so I hope at least–but I do persist in dwelling a little too much on time passing, far too fast. It’s not all I think about, but I am always thinking about it nevertheless. One thing about a toddler’s speedy, continuous evolution, it forces an inevitable recognition...

Dark chocolate date sauce/mousse

Here we go again, another short on a sweet. There are plenty of apt, descriptive words for this quick recipe, but all you really need (outside of love) are dates (plump, tempting, Medjool), dark chocolate (melted),and coconut milk (full fat). A little vanilla and if you’re feeling daring, a pinch of cinnamon is nice, too. Blend until smooth, and bask in the splendid sophistication… (Day 1 ) smooth, delicious,...

Garden harvest/Eat Your Veggies quinoa muffins

Things are awfully busy right now, and I’m sure all posts for the time being will be competing with one another for least verbose. This one could be an especially strong contender, being it’s yet another happy hack of the infinitely satisfying template provided by these quinoa banana muffins. These speak for themselves, too; and, not only are few words needed, neither are many ingredients. Gluten free, dairy...

Quinoa oatmeal pancakes

I’ve been sitting on this recipe a few weeks now, just waiting for the right sort of something to say alongside it. Now barely a full week into 2015, I’m already battling a case of over-crowding in the brain that tends to clog out clarity. The kind of mental chatter that attaches to guilt from at once taking on too much and not stretching to do more, or at least that’s the perception. Stuff  that needs to...

(Pretty) Healthy sweet potato brownies

The making of these brownies is a circle story. Not a poignant, reflective sort, like the serene and flowing journey of the seasons. More like (for my fellow children’s book lovers and readers) a Laura Numeroff style whilrwind, arriving at the start to conclude, with a whole bunch of silliness in between. It may sound pointless on the surface, but it’s been fun. First, there were these brownies from Paleo OMG,...

Recipe Roundup: Holiday recipes on the Ancient Har...

‘Tis two days before Christmas and no time for writing, but (for me) these links are kind of exciting! I’ll post them here quickly, but just want to say, I hope you’re all having the best holiday! (Sorry so cheesy… can’t help myself sometimes.) Ancient Harvest ingredients are sooo much fun to play with, and these recipes have been especially rewarding because I’ve made most of them...

Quinoa butternut spice muffins

I won’t wax on too much about how I love these muffins. That’s because they are just one of (hopefully) many knock-offs of these amazing and amazingly easy quinoa banana muffins I’ve been going bananas for and wish I’d created myself. This butternut squash version  is a worthy partner, with a just-right crispness on the tops, a warm, meltaway, lightly spiced middle. They are delicately, naturally...

Crockpot coconut veggie chili, vegetable stew, and...

It’s a most wonderful, wild, stressful and sweet, fantastic and frantic time of the year, and there’s really no time for anything. Certainly not for quick and slapdash posts like this one. But I love and rely on recording recipes, even the not-really-recipes lists, because my crowded brain is in danger of forgetting meals to make in minutes if I don’t write them down. (Is that Mommy brain, still? Fingers...

Sugar free toddler top 5 (for today)

I’ve been feeling this uncomfortable need to apologize…only I don’t know to whom or why. I guess the awareness of a sort of manic inconsistency is a little discomfiting, and I wanted to acknowledge it. Last week I was spitting out blog posts, relative to my usual old faithful once weekly, and even stashed some starter posts in drafts that may well be destined as forever drafts. This week we’re back to...

Slow cooker coconut banana brown rice pudding

Once again, I’m posting a post that isn’t a post…more like a post-it. A little sticky note to slap on the fridge. Because although this isn’t rocket science, and may even seem repetitive (I’ve posted a bunch of very similar brown rice puddings before, but this one is the slightly different version I like best right now), I’ll be making it again soon and will want the handy reference. Those...